Networks Plan Special Reports for Pres. Obama News Conference

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By Chris Ariens Comment

Pres. Obama has called a 1:15pmET Super Tuesday news conference — his first solo newser in five months.

NBC’s Brian Williams will anchor a special report beginning at 1pmET across NBC stations with David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie and Richard Engel among those taking part. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor for ABC News and will be joined by ABC’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper. CBS’s Scott Pelley will anchor a special report with reporting from Norah O’Donnell. Bill Hemmer will anchor a special report for FOX affiliates. The cable news nets will also carry the news conference.

On the agenda: Obama’s meeting Monday with Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu, the economy, gas prices, the GOP primary and his own re-election campaign.